Caramel Apple Pie has all of the flavors of a classic apple pie, but kicked up a notch with the addition of smooth, creamy caramel in the filling.
Can you believe that it’s already the holiday season? I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it’s nearly the end of November, and that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I’d freak out, but I’m right on schedule with my Thanksgiving preparations.
Which makes me curious…are you a work-ahead kind of Thanksgiving cook? Do you save all of the preparations for the day of? Maybe you travel for the holiday so you don’t have to shoulder the entire meal on your own? Tell me, Friends! I really do want to know. As for me, I spend 2 to 3 days preparing what I can ahead of time so that all I have to do is get the roast turkey in the oven on time, and then shore up a few odds and ends. Gives me more time to watch the Lions lose with my loved ones.
So the stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy are all ready and waiting for the turkey come Thanksgiving day. It sounds like a lot, but I probably spend the most time making pies. Because PIE. I do a twist on traditional pumpkin pie, my favorite cherry pie, and usually a classic apple pie.
This year, I’m doing a pumpkin version of my positively perfect cheesecake, and this here Caramel Apple Pie. Obviously, I’m all sorts of sassy this year!
I love this Caramel Apple Pie because it marries two fall favorites–caramel and apples. Please don’t let the idea of making caramel intimidate you. The caramel comes together in a jiffy on the stove top. You’re essentially just melting sugar with a little water and butter. You’ve totally got this!
The gooey caramel in the filling keeps the apples nice and moist, thus giving a little more freedom with the top crust. I played with a little plaid-inspired lattice with this one, but a basic top crust with vents will also do nicely.
The important part is in the inside–just look at that caramel filling! I promise that this Caramel Apple Pie is just sweet enough without being overpowering on the caramel front. The apples are nice and caramel-y without being cloying. The pie crust is perfectly flaky and buttery. Every bite is just right!
Mix it up with Caramel Apple Pie!
Please be sure to drop a comment and tell me about your Thanksgiving traditions.
Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!